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Jacobean Card

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16 November 2006

Jacobean Card

OK, I've let myself into more than I planned.

Since I'm going to scan and print this piece to make into Christmas cards, the colours need to be correct. And they are so not correct on this scan! (the shadow doesn't help - it's because of the board the piece is on not fitting on the scanner bed).

The apricots (which tone nicely with the olive greens) are appearing red in the scan. You can see the proper colour in the right leaf next to the 'carnation' because of the way I painted it - so thinly it's watercolour, not gouache.
I was talking with Kit yesterday who had a copy of this scan and she did a few mysterious things to fix the colour on her copy - mostly just so she could see what I'd actually done. Luckily she's a graphics designer and knows about this stuff.

I'm finding it a little difficult/interesting translating between the original, which is a tapestry and is also kind of blocky - which wouldn't work the way I want to paint it. So I'm using it as a basis and going with my own style.

The left hand leaf that accompanies the 'carnation' above the 'cabbage leaf' is totally hacked. I'll have to take it back to the paper, or go over it with Dr Martin's White and do it again.

I'm pleased with the green shading in the cabbage leaf, tho there is one folded over leaf at the bottom that I need to fix. Kit also pointed out that the bobbly things inside the cabbage leaf were meant to be buds, so I need to add that detail.

Need more coffee

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2 Comments:

Blogger Miranda Hvinden said...

Can't wait to see the finished piece! It looks great, so far!

Thursday, November 16, 2006  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou!
It's hard work, and i'm worried about reproduction issues - and have all that other work to do, so it's driving me nuts a bit.
Encouragement gratfeully accepted.
(But I am enjoying 'having a good paint' :-)

Friday, November 17, 2006  

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